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Clean and Simple...

It's fortnightly challenge time over on Let's Craft and Create, this time we'd like to see your Clean and Simple (CAS) designs.
For my card I made an origami paper bow for the focal point.  There are many origami bow tutorials on the net, I found this one the easiest to follow.

If you like this card you'll like my tutorial How to make a paper bow

An extra crafting hour...

British Summer Time officially ended yesterday meaning an extra hour just made for crafting! How did you use yours?  I remade this tag card.  The original HERE I sent off in the post last week and unfortunately it never arrived - grrr!  Don't you just hate it when that happens?  
Maybe it was for the best though because now I think I prefer this version!

Trim the tree...

For our 'Trim The Tree' challenge on the the Let's Craft and Create blog, I've been making Christmas paper baubles, there's a tutorial to make them on this page   I've used the 'Krafty Christmas' paper stack from Lili of the valley,  my Christmas tree will have a neutral theme this year!

Check out the blog for some lovely makes from the DT,  Mandy has made the cutest crocheted Christmas stockings that you must have a look at!

My fear of ink...

I used our latest challenge 'Ink Technique' over at Let's Craft and Create to try and overcome my fear of getting inky.
After a lot of experimenting (and cursing lol!) I came up with this card.  I used the trees from the Signature Christmas set from Clearly Besotted Stamps , to build a background stamped with silver metallic ink then over stamped 'Joy' with alphabet stamps and black ink.
The other DT girls have come up with some fabulous cards for this challenge, pop on over to the blog and take a look.
Speaking of Clearly Besotted Stamps, Stephanie is celebrating their 1st birthday with a Birthday Blog Hop,  I'm off to check it out!

Dovecraft A5 Glitter Card Pack - Classic Metallics , Clearly Besotted - Signature Christmas Clear Stamp Set, Dovecraft Clear Letter Stamps, Stampin Up gems and silver elastic cord